Super Bowl TV Trailers: Rango, Rio, and Limitless
02.05.11 by BJSprecher
At the rate we're going, you won't even have to watch Super Bowl XLV to see all of the great movie TV spots that will fill the gaps between the Packers-Steelers action (or, you can watch the game, but now you can grab snacks and use the restroom during the commercial breaks instead of staying glued to the tube). We've already seen full or partial TV spots for Kung Fu Panda: The Kaboom of Doom,
Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and Drive Angry, now we have sneak peeks at three more movie TV spots that will air during the big game.
First, the full TV spot for director Gore Verbinski's (Pirates of the Caribbean) new CG-animated feature, Rango. Written by John Logan (Gladiator) from an idea conceived by Verbinski and James Ward Byrkit, Rango tells the story of a lonely domesticated thespian chameleon (voiced by Johnny Depp) in search of an audience who finds himself playing sheriff in a dangerous, dusty little desert town called Dirt. The movie also features the voice talents of Isla Fisher, Bill Nighy, Abigail Breslin, Ray Winstone, Harry Dean Stanton, and Timothy Olyphant. Rango opens March 4th.
Next up, a TV spot for another CG-animated feature, Rio. Directed by Brazil-born Carlos Saldanha, director of all three of the Ice Age movies, Rio tells the story of Blu (voiced by Jesse Eisenberg ), a rare macaw living comfortably in Minnesota who makes the trek to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in the hopes of finding a female macaw (Anne Hathaway) that he saw on TV. Additional voice talents include
George Lopez, Jamie Foxx, Neal Patrick Harris, Jemaine Clement and Rodrigo Santoro. Rio opens April 8th.
Finally, the full TV spot for director Neil Burger's (The Illusionist) new sci-fi thriller, Limitless. Written by Leslie Dixon (The Heartbreak Kid), Limitless is based on the novel The Dark Fields by Alan Glynn and stars Bradley Cooper as a down-on-his luck writer whose entire life turns around after he samples an experimental designer drug called NZT. Robert DeNiro, Abbie Cornish, and
Johnny Whitworth also star. Limitless opens March 18th.